Overview of the Solid State Drive WD Black PCIe SSD 256 GB

The release of Western Digital solid-state drives has taken place not so long ago, so now it's time to view over an advanced offer aimed primarily at enthusiasts – WD Black PCIe SSD in a 256 GB version.


Hard drives of the Black series have won fame of the fastest and most productive HDDs in the mass market of information storage systems. This imposes on the WD Black PCIe SSD a certain amount of expectations from buyers who similarly expect to get the fastest SSD for sane money.


Specifications

Drive: WD Black PCIE SSD 256GB

Capacity, GB: 256

Serial read speed, MB/s: 2050

Serial recording speed, MB/s: 700

Maximum random reading speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 170,000

Maximum random recording speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 130,000

Controller: Marvell 88SS1093

Memory type: SanDisk, 15 nm, TLC NAND

Total number of bytes recorded (TBW), TB: 80

Mean time between failures (MTBF): 1,750,000

Connection interface: PCI Express 3.0 (NVMe)

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Unveiling Limited Edition of USB-Drives from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a renowned manufacturer of flash-memory solutions, unveils its plans about the upcoming release of two new USB-drives. Codenamed LuxMini 720 and Touch 830, the product will be supplied in limited edition. Both drives are compatible with Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Linux platforms and correspond to the RoHS standards. Unusual design, — the implementation of thematic art prints, — is considered to be a chief peculiarity of LuxMini 720 and Touch 830 models.



Both models will be delivered in two versions: 8GB and 16GB capacities. These drives are known to support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 standards and feature ten thousand activations durability term. The other characteristic feature ascribed to the upcoming products is free of charge brand software, codenamed SP Widget, which is intended at provision of seven most essential for data security options.


Model LuxMini 720 features approximately 54x16x7 mm dimensions and weights not more than 10 g. It is housed …

The High-End M.2 ADATA XPG SX7000 Drive with a PCI Express 3.0 x4 Interface

The novelty by ADATA – XPG SX7000 – has recently joined the company’s model line of high-speed solid-state drives. This product is performed in the M.2 2280 format and operates on the base of 3D NAND TLC chips and SMI controller. The manufacturer offers four capacity options, namely 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.



The PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface and the NVMe 1.2 specification make ADATA XPG SX7000 highly efficient. It ensures the 1,800 MB/s of reading and 850 MB/s of writing speed. The random performance at 4 KB data handling corresponds to 130,000 and 140,000 IOPS. Thus, these rates are much higher than those of standard HDD and SATA SSD, which provides a perfect system responsiveness, as well as high productivity.


Additionally the ADATA XPG SX7000 SSD features the DRAM memory cache and supports SLC Caching, LDPC ECC, RAID Engine and Data Shaping. The 5-year warranty is supplied.
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